Powermax pre-spray oz per gal.

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Nov 17, 2009
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shane ward
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#1
I'm gonna use Powermax tomorrow for the first time. Label says for pre-spary use
8oz per gallon. Seems like alot to me. I use a pump up sprayer. What kind
of mix are you guys using in a pump up sprayer?
 

Kevin Dumas

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A lot depends on whether you are going to mist it on or fire hose it on,
Portable clean it or Truckmount clean it.
I rarely exceed 2ounce for light soil to 4ounce for moderate soil.
About the only time I will exceed that is a Rat Nasty or Tile cleaning.
 
Oct 7, 2010
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Thats what I use in a pump up sprayer. My extractor is an M5, if you use it as directed make sure you use defoamer. I always do a light mist overall and a little extra on heavy soiled areas.

***edit***
I use PowerMax at full strength
 
Nov 17, 2009
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I use a pump up srayer with a porty. I guess i'll start at 3 oz per gallon and go from there. Thanks.
 

Larry Cobb

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Shane;

I would say it depends mainly on the performance of your extractor system.

1. A Dual 2-stage 100 PSI Extractor w/no heat & Pump-Up sprayer

2. A Dual 3-stage 200 PSI Extractor w/no heat

3. A Dual 3-stage 500 PSI Extractor w/ High Flow Wand

4. A Triple 3-stage 500 PSI Extractor w/ High Flow Wand

5. A 34 HP Truckmount with 230° Heat w/ High Flow Wand and Inline Sprayer

I would start with 8 oz./Gallon for System #1

and decrease to ~3oz/Gallon for System #5

Pick your extractor performance level.

Let the board know how it works on your tough jobs.

Larry

Also with a Pump-Up, you typically spray less prespray per room.
(It will build some pressure in your tank)
 

Jan Sullins

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#7
If done properly I think an inline sprayer like a Hydroforce is a great way to
put down prespray. You can safely put it down up to 180 degrees which really
gets the cleaning of the traffic areas a good start. One can apply it more evenly
and at a pressure that will give adequate coverage.
Personally I will do a room and them use my shut off vavle on pressure hose
and hook it up to wand. If a few minutes have passed I will begine rinsing with
a hot rinse usually mine is set at 350 psi . I use a propane heater specifically a
2HT which does not use very much propane to maintain heated solutions.
I admit I don't know anything about Powermax so it may be different. I just ordered
a case of Preload. At this time I use Bridgepointe Fiber Plus powder at a dilution of
1/3 ounce per gallon. The ph of the prespray I was using was about 9.8 but my
rinsing agents ph is about 7.5 . If I want a little more then I would add up to 1/2 ounce
per gallon and have 8PH. So far even with 2 really dirty jobs I have been very happy
with the performance of our system chemical and equipment. The prespray I have
been using is Ultrapac Trafficlean. I always post spray with an acidic H2O2 dilution
2 ounces to a 2 quart sprayer. I just mist it on all the carpet when done.

Jan